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The Disease

Infectious agents: Aerobic bacteria, Babesia, Bartonella, Borna Disease Virus, Borrelia burgdorferi, Brucella, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Clostridium difficile, Coxiella burnetii, Coxsackie A virus, Coxsackie B virus, Cyanobacteria, Cytomegalovirus, Ebola virus disease, Echovirus, Enterovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, Fungal infection, Giardia lamblia, Hepatitis C, Herpes simplex virus, Herpesviruses, Human herpesvirus 6, Human herpesvirus 7, Human T-lymphotropic virus, Influenza, Influenza A virus subtype H1N1, Mycoplasma, Parvovirus B19, Picornavirus, Poliovirus, Q fever, Ross River Virus, Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus xilosus, Streptococcus, Varicella zoster virus, Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus

Triggers and risk factors: Bacterial disease onset, Blood donation, Brucellosis, Candidiasis, Causes of death, Chickenpox, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Coxsackie B virus, Cytomegalovirus, Epidemiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr virus, Female predominant diseases, Fungal disease onset, Genetics of chronic fatigue syndrome, Gluten, Herpes simplex virus, Herpesviruses, Human herpesvirus 6, Human herpesvirus 7, Influenza A virus subtype H1N1, Meningitis, Menstrual cycle, Mold, Mononucleosis, Mycoplasma, Parvovirus B19, Pathogen, Pediatric myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, Poliovirus, Pregnancy, Q fever, Stress, Toxic exposure, Trauma, Tung oil, Vaccine, Varicella zoster virus, Viral onset hypothesis

Signs and symptoms: Abdominal pain, Alcohol intolerance, Allodynia, Anxiety, Aphasia, Arthralgia, Ataxia, Attention deficit, Auditory sequencing problems, Aural problems, Balance problems, Brain fog, Cardiac problems in ME/CFS, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Changes in taste, Chemical sensitivities, Chest pain, Chronic fatigue (symptom), Chronic pain, Cognitive dysfunction, Cold hands and feet, Confusion, Constipation, Cough, Depression, Development of new sensitivities, Diarrhea, Difficulty comprehending social cues, Difficulty thinking, Digestive problems, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dysautonomia, Dysbiosis, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dysphagia, Dysphasia, Dyspnea, Ear pain, Emotional dysfunction, Excessive irritability, Excessive sweating, Executive function problems, Eye pain, Fatigue, Fingerprint change, Floaters, Food intolerance, Food sensitivities, Gas, Hair loss, Headache, Heart palpitations, Heart rate variability, Hot flushes, Hypermobility, Hypersensitivity, Hypersomnia, Hypotension, Inflammation, Insomnia, Intestinal permeability, Irritable bowel syndrome, Low blood volume, Low motivation, Low-grade fever, Medicine sensitivities, Memory problems, Mood swings, Multi-tasking problems, Multiple chemical sensitivity, Muscle fasciculations, Muscle fatigability, Muscular problems, Myalgia, Nausea, Neck pain, Neuralgia, Neurally mediated hypotension, Nonepileptic seizure, Nonexudative pharyngitis, Numbness, Odour sensitivities, Oral problems, Orientation in space problems, Orthostatic intolerance, Pain, Pallor, Panic attacks, Paralysis, Paresthesia, Personality change, Photophobia, Planning problems, Post-exertional malaise, Postural hypotension, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Rash, Receptive language problems, Scotomata, Seizure, Severe premenstrual syndrome, Short QT interval, Sleep dysfunction, Slowed thought, Small heart syndrome, Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, Somnolence, Sore throat, Spatial disorientation, Speech difficulties, Swollen lymph nodes, Telomere shortening, Temporomandibular joint disorder, Tinnitus, Unrefreshing sleep, Urinary frequency, Visual dysfunction, Vomiting, Weather sensitivity, Weight gain, Weight loss, Word-finding problems, Category:Aural signs and symptoms, Category:Cardiac signs and symptoms, Category:Cognitive signs and symptoms, Category:Digestive signs and symptoms, Category:Muscular signs and symptoms, Category:Neurological signs and symptoms, Category:Ocular signs and symptoms, Category:Oral signs and symptoms, Category:Pain signs and symptoms, Category:Psychological signs and symptoms, Category:Pulmonary signs and symptoms, Category:Sensitivity signs and symptoms, Category:Sleep signs and symptoms, Category:Urinary signs and symptoms

Medical hypotheses: Acquired immune and mitochondrial dysfunction hypothesis, Amygdala hypothesis, Autoimmune encephalitis, Autoimmune hypothesis, Cell danger response hypothesis, Dauer, Encephalitis, Enteroviral infection hypothesis, Hit and run hypothesis, Hygiene hypothesis, Hypercoagulation hypothesis, Immune exhaustion hypothesis, Infectious disease hypotheses, Ken Lassesen's model, List of treatments, Methylation cycle hypothesis, Microbiome hypothesis, Mold hypothesis, Nitric oxide hypothesis, Omega 3 fatty acid hypothesis, Patricia Kane protocol, Persistent infection hypothesis, RCCX Genetic Module Theory, The Danger Model, The spread of EBV to ectopic lymphoid aggregates may be the final common pathway in the pathogenesis of ME/CFS, Vagus nerve infection hypothesis, Viral onset hypothesis

Body systems: Adaptive immune system, Antibody, Autoantibody, B cell, Basal ganglia, Blood, Blood-brain barrier, Brain, Cardiovascular system, Central nervous system, Central sensitization, Chemokine, Cytokine, Dorsal root ganglia, Endocrine system, Fibrin, Gastric acid, Gastrointestinal system, Glial cell, Glutamate excitotoxicity, Gut-brain axis, Hippocampus, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, IL-10, IL-17, IL-2, Immune system, Inflammation, Innate immune system, Interferon, Interleukin, Interleukin 1, Interleukin 16, Interleukin 18, Interleukin 4, Interleukin 6, Interleukin 7 receptor, Interleukin 8, Intestinal permeability, Leaky brain, Leucocyte, Lymphocyte, Macrophage, MEpedia article outlines, Microbiome, Microgenderome, Microglia, Mucosal immune system, Musculoskeletal system, Natural killer cell, Natural killer T cell, Nervous system, Neurogenesis, Neuroinflammation, Neurotransmitter, Neutrophil, Occipital cortex, Olfactory bulb, Parasympathetic nervous system, Red blood cell, Regulatory T cell, Ribonuclease L, RNA, Skeletal muscle, Spinal cord, Sympathetic nervous system, T cell, T helper cell, Thrombosis, Thymus, Thyroid gland, TNF-alpha, Vagus nerve, Vascular endothelial growth factor, Vitamin D receptor, Zonulin, Category:Immunology, Category:Neurology

Tests: Arginine vasopressin, Bell CFIDS disability scale, Brain imaging, C-reactive protein, CDC 2005 Symptom Inventory for CFS, CellTrend diagnostic test, Diagnostic biomarker, EEG, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, Exercise, Fatigue Severity Scale, Infectious disease testing, Magnetic resonance imaging, MTHFR and other methylation mutations, Muscle biopsy, National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Natural killer cell function test, Orosomucoid, QEEG, QEEG/LORETA, Red blood cell magnesium, Seahorse analyzer, Short Form 36-Item Health Survey, SPECT, Tilt table test, Two-day cardiopulmonary exercise test

Citizen science: 23andMe, American Gut, Any Treatment, British Gut Project, CH3Nutrigenomics, Genetic Genie, Know Your Genetics, LiveWello, Mendus,, Phoenix Rising, Science for ME, UBiome, WellnessFX

Biochemistry and cell biology: Adenosine monophosphate deaminase, Adenosine triphosphate, Adrenergic receptor, AMP-activated protein kinase, Cell danger response hypothesis, Cell membrane, Cell signaling, Cellular respiration, Citric acid cycle, Creatine, Creatine kinase, D-Lactate, Docosanoid, Endocannabinoid, Gene expression, Glucocorticoid, Glutathione, Histamine, Lipid raft, Mast cell, Methylation cycle, Mitochondria, Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor, Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, Nitric oxide, Oxidative phosphorylation, Peroxisome, Phenylalanine, Phosphatidylcholine, Phospholipid, Red blood cell, Resolvin, Tetrahydrobiopterin, Tyrosine , Nutrients: B vitamins, Biotin, Calcium, Choline, Chromium, Cobalamin, Copper, Deadlock quartet, Fluoride, Folate, Iodine, Iron, L-carnitine, Magnesium, Malic acid, Manganese, Mineral, Molybdenum, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Pyridoxine, Riboflavin, Sam-e, Selenium, Sodium, Thiamine, TMG, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc, Category:Vitamins

Neurotransmitters and hormones: 5-androstenediol, Acetylcholine, Alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone, Calcidiol, Calicitriol, Catecholamine, Cortisol, Dopamine, Endorphin, Epinephrine, Estriadol, Estrogen, Glucocorticoid, Glutamate, Histamine, Hormones, Human growth hormone, Hydrocortisone, Leptin, Melanocyte-stimulating hormone, Melatonin, Neurotransmitter, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, Progesterone, Prolactin, Prostaglandin, Serotonin, Testosterone, Thymus, Thyroid hormones, Thyroid-stimulating hormone, Thyroxine, Triiodothyronine, Vasopressin, Category:Hormones, Category:Neurotransmitters

Hormones: Cortisol, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Endorphin, Hormones, Hydrocortisone, Leptin, Melatonin, Thymus, Thyroid hormones, Thyroid-stimulating hormone

Neurotransmitters: Dopamine, GABA

Blood donation

Disease Names & Definitions



Research initiatives

Studies, biobanks, registries, mailing lists

Potential Treatments

Disclaimer: The following is a range of some of the interventions (including anecdotal) that have been used by patients to try to treat both individual symptoms and the disease as a whole, some of which have been researched and many which have not. The vast majority lack ANY reliable evidence of efficacy. Many carry significant side-effects and risks. This content is provided for information ONLY. MEpedia is not to be used to diagnose or treat any illness. Patients must consult a clinician before embarking on treatment.


Antifungal drugs: Fluconazole, Itraconazole

Other drug treatments: Chelation, Cyclophosphamide, Prednisone, Trazodone, Tramadol

B-cell depletion: Rituximab

Anti-inflammatories: Low dose naltrexone, Prednisone, Sulfasalazine

Immunomodulators: Ampligen, Cyclophosphamide, Immunovir, Interferon, Intravenous immunoglobulin, Marketing History of Ampligen, Nexavir, Rituximab, Staphylococcus vaccine

Immunostimulants: No pages meet these criteria.

Antivirals: Aciclovir, Ampligen, Cytovene, Famciclovir, Marketing History of Ampligen, Oseltamivir, Pleconaril, Raltegravir, Umifenovir, Valaciclovir, Valganciclovir, Viread

Herbs, Supplements and Nutraceuticals

Supplements: 5-Hydroxytryptophan, Acetyl Carnitine, Active Hexose Correlated Compound, Adaptogens, Arginine, Ashwagandha, Astragalus membranaceus, B vitamin, B Vitamin Complex, B vitamins, Biotin, Black tea, Blueberries, Caffeine, Calcium, Capsaicin, Carnitine, Chamomile, Choline, Citrulline, Cobalamin, Coenzyme Q10, Colostrum, Creatine, Curcumin, D-Ribose, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Diamine oxidase, Docosahexaenoic acid, Echinacea, Eicosapentaenoic acid, Eleuthero, Essential fatty acid, Evening primrose oil, Fish oil, FlaviNOx, Flavonoids, Folate, GcMAF, Ginseng, Glutathione, Green tea, Hydrochloric acid, L-carnitine, L-Glutamine, Licorice, Lomatium, Magnesium, Magnesium malate, Malic acid, Manganese, Mangosteen, Melatonin, MitoQ, Mushrooms, Mutaflor, N-acetylcysteine, Nexavir, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, Omega 3 fatty acid, Oxymatrine, Pantothenic Acid, PrescriptAssist, Probiotics, Pyridoxine, Quercetin, Resveratrol, Rhodiola rosea, Riboflavin, Selenium, Sophora flavescens, St. John’s Wort, Superoxide dismutase, Symbioflor-2, Taurine, Thiamine, Traditional medicine, Transfer factors, Tulsi, Turmeric, Uva ursi, Valerian, Vitamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitex trifolia, Whey products, Zinc

Supplement articles to be created: Vegan/non-whey Protein Powders with Amino Acid Complex, Greens powders

Supplement sources: Pure Formulas, Be Well By Dr Frank Lipman, Seeking Health, MITOQ, Aloha, ProHealth, Thrive Marketplace, HolisticHeal,

Herbs: Adaptogens, Ashwagandha, Astragalus membranaceus, Ayurvedic medicine, Black tea, Blueberries, Caffeine, Capsaicin, Chamomile, Curcumin, Echinacea, Eleuthero, Equilibrant, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Green tea, Kampo, Kava, Licorice, Lomatium, Medical marijuana, Oxymatrine, Protandim, Resveratrol, Rhodiola rosea, Schisandra chinensis, Silymarin, Sophora flavescens, St. John’s Wort, Traditional medicine, Tulsi, Turmeric, Uva ursi, Valerian, Vitex trifolia

Alternative interventions

Diets: Autoimmune protocol diet, Black tea, Blueberries, Caffeine, Caloric restriction, Candida diet, Curcumin, Elemental diet, Fasting, Flavonoids, GAPS diet, Intermittent fasting, Ketogenic diet, Leaky gut diet, Low FODMAP diet, Low histamine diet, Omega 3 fatty acid, Paleo diet, Resveratrol, RPAH elimination diet, RPAH Elimination Diet, Specific carbohydrate diet, Traditional medicine, Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet

Medicinal foods: Cocoa, Coffee, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Licorice, Mangosteen, Mushrooms

Probiotic treatments: Clostridium butyricum, Fecal matter transplant, Helminthic therapy, Miyarisan, Mutaflor, PrescriptAssist, Probiotics

Environmental treatments: Altitude, Cryotherapy, Electromagnetic avoidance, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Hypoxia, Mold avoidance

Management strategies: Activity management based on 2-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing results, Bed rest, Energy Envelope Theory, Pacing, Pacing with a heart rate monitor, Spoon theory

Uncategorized interventions: Traditional Chinese medicine, Exercise, Vagus nerve stimulation, Exercise based on 2-day CPET

Potential treatments: 5-Hydroxytryptophan, A Regime for Antiretroviral Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Acetaminophen, Acetyl Carnitine, Acetylcholinesterase, Aciclovir, Active Hexose Correlated Compound, Activity management based on 2-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing results, Adaptogens, Altitude, Amino acid, Amitriptyline, Ampligen, Analgesics, Antiviral, Artesunate, Ashwagandha, Aspirin, Astragalus membranaceus, Ayurvedic medicine, Azadirachta indica, B vitamin, B Vitamin Complex, B vitamins, Bacteria, Bed rest, Bifidobacteria, Bifidobacterium infantis, Biotin, Black tea, Blueberries, Brain Training, Butyrate, Caffeine, Calcium, Caloric restriction, Candida diet, Capsaicin, Carnitine, Celecoxib, Chamomile, Chelation, Cholestyramine, Choline, Cistus Incanus, Clomipramine, Clonazepam, Cobalamin, Cocoa, Codeine, Coenzyme Q10, Coffee, Coffee enema, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Colostrum, Creatine, Cromolyn sodium, Cryotherapy, CT38, Curcumin, Cyclophosphamide, Cytovene, D-Ribose, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Diamine oxidase, Dichloroacetic acid, Diclofenac, Docosahexaenoic acid, Echinacea, Eicosapentaenoic acid, Electromagnetic avoidance, Elemental diet, Eleuthero, Emodin, Energy Envelope Theory, Enzyme, Epimedium, Equilibrant, Essential fatty acid, Evening primrose oil, Exercise, Famciclovir, Fasting, Fecal matter transplant, Fish oil, FITNET trial, FlaviNOx, Flavonoids, Fludrocortisone, Fluoxetine, Folate, Gabapentin, GAPS diet, Garlic, GcMAF, Ginger, Ginseng, Glutathione, Graded exercise therapy, Green tea, Helminthic therapy, Heparin, Hormesis, Huperzine A, Hydrochloric acid, Hydroxychloroquine, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Hyperthermia, Hypoxia, Ibuprofen, Immunoadsorption, Immunovir, Interferon, Intermittent fasting, Intravenous immunoglobulin, Kampo, Kava, Ketogenic diet, L-carnitine, L-Glutamine, Licorice, Lightning Process, Lipid replacement therapy, Lithium, Lomatium, Low dose naltrexone, Low FODMAP diet, Low histamine diet, Lyrica, Magnesium, Malic acid, Manganese, Mangosteen, Marketing History of Ampligen, Mastic gum, Medical marijuana, Mefenamic acid, Melatonin, Meloxicam, Mestinon, Mickel therapy, Mindfulness, Mirtazapine, MitoQ, Miyarisan, Mold avoidance, Mushrooms, Mutaflor, N-acetylcysteine, Nabumetone, Naproxen, Nexavir, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, NT Factor, Ocrelizumab, Omalizumab, Omega 3 fatty acid, Oseltamivir, Oxymatrine, Ozone, Pacing, Pacing with a heart rate monitor, Paleo diet, Pantothenic Acid, Placenta, Pleconaril, Prednisone, Pregabalin, PrescriptAssist, Probiotics, Protandim, Pyridoxine, Quercetin, Raltegravir, Raoulic acid, Reishi, Resveratrol, Reverse therapy, Rhodiola rosea, Riboflavin, Rituximab, RPAH Elimination Diet, Sauna, Schisandra chinensis, Selenium, Silymarin, Sodium, Sophora flavescens, Specific carbohydrate diet, Spoon theory, St. John’s Wort, Staphylococcus vaccine, Superoxide dismutase, Symbioflor-2, Taurine, Thermotherapy, Thiamine, Traditional Chinese medicine


Clinicians by country:

Clinicians by US state: No pages meet these criteria. Management guides: Taming the Gorilla (Action for ME), Notes for Carers (Greg Crowhurst), The Purple Booklet (ME Association), Spoon theory, Dental Leaflet for ME Sufferers (The Grace Charity for M.E.), CFS - A Roadmap for Testing and Treatment, Information for Patients and Hospital Staff Regarding Treatment of Patients with M.E. (The Grace Charity for M.E.)

Psychological Paradigm

Psychological paradigm: An Introduction to the Lightning Process, Biopsychosocial model, Bodily distress syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Fatigue and its Syndromes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Facts), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia - The Long Awaited Cure, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Deconditioning, Exhaustion: A History, FINE trial, FITNET trial, Functional somatic syndrome, GETSET trial, Graded exercise therapy, Gupta programme, Hysteria, It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, Lightning Process, M.E., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia - The Reverse Therapy Approach, MAGENTA trial, Medically unexplained physical symptoms, Meditation, Mickel therapy, Neurasthenia, Overcoming Chronic Fatigue, PACE trial, Pain catastrophizing, Psychoneuroimmunology, Psychosomatic illness, Reverse therapy, SMILE trial, The association between borderline personality disorder, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: systematic review, Category:Psychological paradigm critics, Category:Psychological paradigm proponents

Proponents: Anna Katharina Schaffner, Anthony Cleare, Ben Goldacre, Brian Walitt, Edward Shorter, Esther Crawley, Gabrielle Murphy, Jessica Bavinton, Jim Bolton, Jos van der Meer, Mansel Aylward, Max Pemberton, Michael Sharpe, PACE Trial Management Group, Per Fink, Peter Manu, Peter White, Rona Moss-Morris, Sense About Science, Simon Wessely, Suzanne O'Sullivan, Trudie Chalder, William Reeves

Critics: Alan Gurwitt, Alan Light, Alison Bested, Angela Kennedy, Arthur Reingold, Betsy Keller, Bruce Levin, Charles Lapp, Charles Shepherd, Christopher Snell, David Bell, David Kaufman, David Tuller, Derek Enlander, Dharam Ablashi, Donald Acheson, Donald Staines, Eleanor Stein, Elisa Oltra, Ellen Goudsmit, Fred Friedberg, Gordon Broderick, Graham McPhee, Ian Gibson, James Baraniuk, James Coyne, James Oleske, John Chia, Jonathan Edwards, Keith Laws, Kenneth Friedman, Leonard Jason, Lily Chu, Lisa Barcellos, Lubov Nathanson, Lucinda Bateman, Marcie Zinn, Mark Zinn, Mary Ann Fletcher, Maureen Hanson, Michael VanElzakker, Mike Godwin, Molly Brown, Nancy Klimas, Nigel Speight, Peter Rowe, Philip Lee, Richard Podell, Ronald Davis, Ronald Tompkins, Rosamund Vallings, Rosemary Underhill, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Staci Stevens, Steven Lubet, Susan Levine, Terry Mitchell, Vincent Lombardi, Vincent Racaniello, William Weir, Zaher Nahle

Patient mental health

By country: Diagnosis, treatments, insurance, disability, etc.

  • Africa:

Kenya, Nigeria, Category:Kenya, Category:Nigeria, Category:Outbreaks in Sierra Leone, Category:Outbreaks in the Republic of South Africa, Category:Sierra Leone, Category:South Africa

  • Asia:

China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Category:China, Category:India, Category:Indonesia, Category:Iran, Category:Israel, Category:Japan, Category:Philippines, Category:Russia, Category:South Korea

  • Europe:

Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Category:Austria, Category:Belarus, Category:Belgium, Category:Bulgaria, Category:Croatia, Category:Czech Republic, Category:Denmark, Category:European research initiatives, Category:Finland, Category:France, Category:Germany, Category:Hungary, Category:Iceland, Category:Ireland, Category:Italy, Category:Latvia, Category:Netherlands, Category:Norway, Category:Poland, Category:Portugal, Category:Romania, Category:Russia, Category:Serbia, Category:Slovakia, Category:Slovenia, Category:Spain, Category:Sweden, Category:Switzerland, Category:Ukraine, Category:United Kingdom

  • Oceania:

Australia, New Zealand, Category:Australia, Category:New Zealand

  • North America:

Canada, Mexico, United States, Category:Canada, Category:Mexico, Category:United States

  • South America:

Argentina, Brazil, Category:Argentina, Category:Brazil, Category:Chile


Important events timeline

Historical records: Osler's Web, Thirty Years of Disdain

Outbreaks: 1934 Los Angeles atypical polio outbreak, 1936 Fond-du-Lac outbreak, 1937 Erstfeld outbreak, 1937 St. Gallen outbreak, 1939 Degersheim outbreak, 1939 Middlesex outbreak, 1945 Pennsylvania outbreak, 1946-47 Iceland outbreak, 1948-49 Akureyri outbreak, 1949-53 Adelaide outbreak, 1950 Louisville outbreak, 1950 New York State outbreak, 1952 Copenhagen outbreak, 1952 Florida outbreak, 1952 London Middlesex Hospital outbreak, 1953 Coventry outbreak, 1953 Jutland outbreak, 1953 Maryland outbreak, 1954 Berlin outbreak, 1954 Florida outbreak, 1954 Johannesburg outbreak, 1954 Liverpool outbreak, 1954 Seward outbreak, 1955 Dalston outbreak, 1955 Durban outbreak, 1955 Iceland outbreak, 1955 London outbreak, 1955 North of England outbreak, 1955 Perth outbreak, 1955 Royal Free Hospital outbreak, 1955 Segbwema outbreak, 1955 Wales outbreak, 1956 Coventry outbreak, 1956 Lancashire outbreak, 1956 Massachusetts outbreak, 1956 Punta Gorda outbreak, 1956 Ridgefield outbreak, 1957 South Australia outbreak, 1958 Athens outbreak, 1958 London SW outbreak, 1959 England outbreak, 1959 London NW outbreak, 1959 Newcastle outbreak, 1961 Basel outbreak, 1961 New York State outbreak, 1964 Franklin outbreak, 1964 London NW outbreak, 1965 Galveston outbreak, 1967 Edinburgh outbreak, 1968 Fraidek outbreak, 1969 New York outbreak, 1970 Lackland outbreak, 1970 London outbreak, 1975 Sacramento outbreak, 1976 Ireland SW outbreak, 1977 Dallas outbreak, 1979 Southampton outbreak, 1980 Helensburgh outbreak, 1980-81 Ayrshire outbreak, 1981 Gunnedah outbreak, 1981 Stirlingshire outbreak, 1984 Chapel Hill outbreak, 1984 Incline Village chronic fatigue syndrome outbreak, 1984 Montreal outbreak, 1984 Tapanui & West Otago Outbreak, 1984 Truckee outbreak, 1985 Lyndonville outbreak, 1985 Yerington outbreak, 1986 Placerville outbreak, 1988 Narrabeen outbreak, 1988 Sonora CA outbreak, 1989 Roseville CA outbreak, 1990 Elk Grove CA outbreak, 1996 Mohave Valley region, Arizona, 2004 Bergen, Norway outbreak, Epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis, List of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome outbreaks, Category:Outbreaks by country, Category:Outbreaks by decade

Deceased people with ME/CFS and/or FMS: Brynmor John, Chardale Dotson Irvine, Emily Collingridge, Jodi Bassett, Justin Noble, Lynn Gilderdale, Memorial Lists, Merryn Crofts, Oliver Coles, Roger Cicero, Sophia Mirza, Thomas Hennessy, Jr., Vanessa Li, Victoria Elsbury-Legg

Major developments/controversies: PACE trial, XMRV

ME and CFS in popular culture

Psychosomatic explanations for disease - History of misdiagnosis of illnesses [[1]]

Patient Advocacy

Patient groups

How To Advocate: Community and System Change

Advocacy/Fundraising Initiatives: Famous people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS: Alan W. Lear, Amy Peterson, Ann Bannon, Blake Edwards, Brynmor John, Charles Darwin, Cher, Claire Jones, David Provan, David Puttnam, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emma Blackery, Flea, Florence Nightingale, Frank Carrone, Glenn Beck, Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, Howard Bloom, John Rutter, Jonathan Ansell, Katie Flynn, Keith Jarrett, Laura Hillenbrand, Laurie Walker, Leila Pahlavi, List of famous people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS, Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar, Martin Lev, Martin Phillips, Martine McCutcheon, Michael Crawford, Michael Mayne, Michelle Akers, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Morgan Fairchild, Neil Codling, Nicola Blackwood, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Paul Atherton, Peter Marshall, Randy Newman, Richie Barnett, Roger Cicero, Sabine Moussier, Shirley Conran, Stevie Nicks, Stuart Murdoch, Susan Blackmore, Susan Harris, Toni Bernhard, Vicky Beeching, Category:Famous people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS by country

People living with ME, CFS, and/or FMS: Adrienne Dellwo, Alan W. Lear, Alem Matthees, Ali Smith, Amy Peterson, Ann Bannon, Beth Mazur, Blake Edwards, Brian Vastag, Brynmor John, Carol Head, Catherine Hale, Chardale Dotson Irvine, Charles Shepherd, Cher, Chris Willsher, Claire Jones, Claire Wade, Clark Ellis, Cort Johnson, Courtney Craig, David Provan, David Puttnam, Dean Brantley Taylor, Deborah Waroff, Doctor Speedy, Donna Pearson, Ean Proctor, Eddy Keuninckx, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ellen Piro, Emily Collingridge, Emma Blackery, Erica Verrillo, Erik Johnson, Erin B. Fromkes, Flea, Florence Nightingale, Frank Carrone, Frank Twisk, Gabby Klein, Giada Da Ros, Giles Meehan, Glenn Beck, Graham McPhee, Guido den Broeder, Hayley Green, Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, Hillary Johnson, Howard Bloom, Jacqueline Rose, Jamison Hill, Jane Colby, Janelle Wiley, Jeannette Burmeister, Jennie Spotila, Jennifer Brea, Jessica Taylor-Bearman, Jo Moss, Joanne, Jodi Bassett, John Rutter, Jon Kaiser, Judy Basso, Julie Rehmeyer, Justin Noble, Karina Hansen, Katie Flynn, Keith Geraghty, Keith Jarrett, Ken Lassesen, Kim Snyder, L.A. Cooper, Laura Hillenbrand, Laura Vitale, Leonard Jason, Lily Chu, Lisa Petrison, Lucy Saxon, Lydia Neilson, Lynn Gilderdale, Maija Haavisto, Marc Iverson, Marcie Zinn, Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar, Margaret Williams, Marion Michell, Marjorie van de Sande, Mark Berry, Mark Vink, Martin Lev, Martin Pall, Martine McCutcheon, Mary Ann Kindel, Mary Gelpi, Mary Schweitzer, Maryann Spurgin, Merryn Crofts, Michael Crawford, Michael Mayne, Michelle Akers, Michelle Wyatt, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Morgan Fairchild, Nancy Blake, Nancy Butler, Nancy Kaiser, Naomi Whittingham, Nasim Marie Jafry, Nathalie Wright, Neil Codling, Nicola Blackwood, Olaf Bodden, Oliver Coles, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Paul Atherton, Peter Kemp, Randy Newman, Rebecca Artman, Richie Barnett, Rivka Solomon, Robert Courtney, Robert Miller, Roberta Pelletta, Roger Cicero, Russell Logan, Ryan Prior, Sally Jones, Shirley Conran, Simon McGrath, Sophia Mirza, Staci Stevens, Steven Lubet, Stevie Nicks, Stuart Murdoch, Susan Blackmore, Susan Harris, Susan Kreutzer, Tanya Marlow, Thomas Hennessy, Jr., Tom Kindlon, Toni Bernhard, Valentina Bodina Cohen, Valerie Eliot Smith, Vance Spence, Vanessa Li, Vicky Beeching, Victoria Elsbury-Legg, Wendy Boutilier, Whitney Dafoe, Category:Deceased people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS, Category:Famous people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS

Notable advocates: Adrienne Dellwo, Alem Matthees, Angela Kennedy, Annette Whittemore, Beth Mazur, Carol Head, Carol Monaghan, Charles Shepherd, Charmian Proskauer, Christine Hunter, Clark Ellis, Cort Johnson, Courtney Miller, David Puttnam, David Tuller, Deborah Waroff, Don Tannenbaum, Donna Pearson, Ed Burmeister, Eddy Keuninckx, Eileen Holderman, Ellen Goudsmit, Ellen Piro, Emily Collingridge, Erica Verrillo, Erik Johnson, Faith Newton, Frank Twisk, Gabby Klein, Giada Da Ros, Greg Crowhurst, Ian Gibson, Jamison Hill, Janelle Wiley, Janet Dafoe, Jason Newfield, Jeannette Burmeister, Jennie Spotila, Jennifer Brea, Jessica Taylor-Bearman, Jodi Bassett, John Nicols, Jon Campling, Judy Basso, Jørgen Jelstad, Kelvin Hopkins, Ken Lassesen, Kenneth Friedman, Kerry McCarthy, Kim McCleary, Kim Snyder, L.A. Cooper, Lena Dunham, Lily Chu, Linda Tannenbaum, Lisa Petrison, List of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee Members, Llewellyn King, Lydia Neilson, Lyle Lieberman, Malcolm Hooper, Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar, Margaret Williams, Marjorie van de Sande, Mark Berry, Mark Guthridge, Mary Ann Kindel, Mary Dimmock, Mary Gelpi, Mary Schweitzer, Mike Godwin, Mike Harley, Mindy Kitei, Morgan Fairchild, Nancy Butler, Nicole Castillo, Orvalene Prewitt, Peter Kemp, Pia Simpson, Rebecca Artman, Richard Simpson, Rivka Solomon, Robert Courtney, Robert Miller, Ryan Prior, Scott Ludlam, Simon Duffy, Simon McGrath, Sonya Chowdhury, Stephanie Land, Steven Krafchick, Susan Kreutzer, Tanya Marlow, Thomas Hennessy, Jr., Tom Kindlon, Tom Whittingham, Valentina Bodina Cohen, Valerie Eliot Smith, Wendy Boutilier, Category:Advocates or allies by country, Category:CFSAC members

Notable Quotes: List of Quotes, Individual Quotes

Illuminated landmarks

Journals, TV, Articles, Books, Film, Interviews, Blogs, Discussion Forums

Journals: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, PLOS ONE, The BMJ, The Lancet, The Lancet Psychiatry, Category:Journal editors

TV: Chronic Fatigue: Missing Millions (Carte Blanche DSTV), House, I Remember Me, Inside Out: Six years in bed, List of television segments on ME and CFS, Sick and Tired, Sick and Tired - BBC, Susan Harris, The Golden Girls, The Middle, Toxic Tiredness, Unrest

Books: Deutsche books, English books, Italiano books, Nederlandse books, Norsk books, Suomalainen books, Svenska books

Film: Forgotten Plague, I Remember Me, Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Living with M.E., M.E. and Me, ME The Hidden Truth, Perversely Dark, The Last Great Medical Cover Up, Unrest, Voices from the Shadows, What About ME, Wild Horses

Video interviews: Beyond the Data – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education, ME/CFS Alert, Science for Patients

Blogs: 25pillsaday, A Dream Deferred, A Journey Through The Fog, Aroga Yoga, Blonde Voyage, Cell Fatigue, CFS Central, CFS Patient Advocate, CFS Remission, CFSGraphics, Chronic Fatigue Survivor's Blog, Chronically Hopeful, ChronicallyME, Constant F****** S***, Courtney Craig, Disabled in Tory Britain, Get Well From ME, Health Rising, Holistic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Intelligent Medicine, JayTay, Just ME, Limited Capability, Living With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME Advocacy, ME Association, ME/CFS Alert, ME/CFS Ghost, My World, Nice Guidelines, Occupy M.E., Onward Through the Fog, Paolo Maccallini, Phoenix Rising, Quixotic My ME Blog, Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: E.M. and M.E., Science for Patients, Shoutout About ME, Spoonie Radio, Spoonseekerdotcom, Stonebird, The Blue Ribbon Fellowship, The Blue Ribbon Foundation, The MEAction Network, The Self-Taught Author, The World of One Room, Thoughts About M.E., Trial By Error, Utting-Wolff Spouts, Valerie Eliot Smith Blog, Verywell FMS/CFS, Virology blog

Discussion forums: CFS Reddit, Health Rising, MDJunction, ME/CFS Forums, MEAction Reddit, Phoenix Rising, ProHealth, Science for ME

Podcasts: Intelligent Medicine, Spoonie Radio, The ME Show

Articles: List of news articles on ME and CFS, In the Expectation of Recovery

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